International Liaison Assistant at the British High Commission (BHC) Nigeria
The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: International Liaison Assistant
Job ID: 13/23 ABJ
Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
Job Subcategory: Home Office International Operations
Grade: Administrative Officer (AO)
Type of Position: Fixed Term, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Type of Post: British High Commission
Working hours per week: 35
Duration of Post: 12 months
Start Date: 1 June 2023
Roles and Responsibilities
- Individual case working investigations as tasked by Home Office -International Operations.
- Individual case working investigations as tasked by the Head of Section and Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) as well as other government departments.
- To disrupt the flow of illegal migration by air to the United Kingdom and identify and disrupt the activity of the organised crime groups behind it
- Support Visa Status and Information Services (VSI) section to protect the integrity of the UK visa regime, identify, and disrupt activity of the organised crime groups attempting to exploit it
- Conduct training sessions with international partners
- Provide presentations to host authorities and international partners
- Provide leadership on projects and work with Non-Government Organisations to deliver quality outcomes
- Develop operational intelligence products through the collection, interpretation and evaluation of relevant quantitative and qualitative information sources
- Work closely with HMG partners at post, host authorities and international partners to support the development of intelligence and investigations to disrupt organised crime groups
- Using collaborative working with overseas and UK law enforcement partners develop intelligence and investigations to disrupt organised crime groups targeting the UK.
Intelligence gathering and analysis:
- Develop operational intelligence products through the collection, interpretation and evaluation of relevant quantitative and qualitative information sources. Strong problem solving skills are required to identify and investigate suspected organised immigration crime and to gather evidence-based intelligence. Ensure that all relevant intelligence is gathered, assessed and disseminated in line with guidance.
- Build effective working relationships with host authorities, international partners. (FCC/EU) and UK partners to support the delivery of crime and intelligence objectives. Lead the exchange of actionable intelligence with local law enforcement partners and counterparts in other Diplomatic missions to identify and mitigate threats to the UK Border. Representing the Home Office Office professionally, developing effective partnerships with the wider British High Commission and with key external partners.
Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience
- Computer literate with Microsoft desktop functions (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Explorer) at a level where you can: create, use and interrogate complex templates, tables, data-sets on Home Office and FCDO IT platforms
- Strong organisational and time management skills
- An ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision
- Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
- A high level of written and spoken English with the ability to write high quality reports and briefings
Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- Previous immigration, law enforcement and/or analytical or investigation experience would be an advantage
Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment
Learning and development opportunities:
- The successful candidate will be provided with bespoke training in the UK and the region.
- Use of Intelligence management databases and the opportunity to achieve Intelligence Professionalism Programme (IPP) accreditation with the UK College of Policing.
- A wealth of professional and personal development opportunities are available from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Diplomatic Academy, local L&D Committee and e-learning programmes.
- The role requires the job holder to work flexibly, often starting early or working late
- Roles and responsibilities include the provision of an occasional out of hours duty phone function, and the successful candidate will be expected to provide coverage on rotation with existing team members.
- The role necessitates travel for liaison, training, site visits and meetings. Most of this can be done in a day but some overnight stays will be required.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline 19th May 2023, 11:55 PM WAT.
- Please also note that the candidate will not be able to take up their employment position until they have successfully completed their security vetting. This may take up to 6 months.
- Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
- Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
- All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
- The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
- Obtain the relevant permit
- Pay fees for the permit
- Make arrangements to relocate
- Meet the costs to relocation
- Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.
- Information about the Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles
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- Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
- The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
- Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a ‘reserve list’. If during the reserve period of 6 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate”.